You deserve a relationship
that is healthy & safe

TAP is here for you in whatever capacity you need. Reaching out for help
isn't always easy, but with support you can ensure your safety.


TAP is here for you in whatever capacity you need. Whether you're ready to leave the relationship or just want some questions answered, send us an email or DM and we'll ride the wave together.


Call/Text : 808-927-2434


What is a Safety Plan?

A personalized and practical plan to help avoid and respond to dangerous situations should they arise.

Before you leave

  • Keep evidence of all abuse, such as pictures, screengrabs, texts, emails, etc.
  • Keep a journal of all abuse incidents, including dates and specific details
  • Know where to get help and someone you trust that knows what is happening
  • Set aside money. You can ask friends or family to hold onto it for you
  • Find important documents and keep them somewhere safe

When you leave

  • Make a plan for how you will escape and where you will go
  • Things you may need to bring with you:
    • Driver's license
    • Social security cards and birth certificate
    • Passport
    • Protective order
    • Important phone numbers
    • Medications
    • Immigration papers / green card / visa

After you leave

  • Change your locks, phone numbers, and passwords
  • Set your social media to private
  • Let your school and work know about the situation
  • Keep with you a copy or photo of your protective order

Emotional safety planning

Physical safety is crucial, but it's important to remember your emotional safety too. Ultimately, this means you take your feelings and emotions into consideration when dealing with everything.

For help making a safety plan, contact our teen advocate here

Calling the police

  • Sometimes calling the police is a safe option, especially if you're in immediate danger, the abusive partner has violated the protectice order, or you've been injured by them.
  • Make sure to show the police your protective order and have them document the abuse.
  • Take note of their badge number and name, and insist they file a police report.
  • The next day, call the police department to get the name and number of the officer who will be dealing with your case.

Restraining Order or Protective Order

  • This is a legal document that makes it a crime for your abusive partner to make any contact with you, whether physical, digital, or other.
  • In the state of Hawai'i, individuals under the age of 18 are NOT able to file for a TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) without parental consent.


National Resources

  • National Dating Abuse Hotline - Text LOVEIS TO 22522

  • National Sexual Assault Helpline - 800-656-4673

  • Trevor Helpline - call 1-800-4U-TREVOR (488-7836) or Text "Trevor" to 1-202-305-1200

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Teen Line - Text TEEN to 839-863

Island Wide Resources

  • Crisis Text Line - Text ALOHA to 741-741
  • TAP808 Instagram - DM @Teen Alert Program
  • Hawai'i Youth Services Directory -
  • Hawai'i State DV Hotline - 808-266-SAFE
  • Teen Link Hawai’i -
  • Sex Abuse Treatment Center - 808-524-7273

O'ahu Resources

  • DVAC Helpline - 808- 531-3771

  • Parents and Children Together - 808- 526-2200

  • Lavender Clinic - 808-445-5392

  • Child and Family Services - 808-841-0822

Big Island Resources

West Hawai’i Island

  • Lokahi Treatment Centers - 808-331-1175

  • Child & Family Service - 808-322-7233

East Hawai’i Island

  • Lokahi Treatment Centers - 808-969-9292

  • Child & Family Services - 808-959-8864

Kaua'i Resources

  • YWCA - 808-245-8404

  • Parents and Children Together - 808-821-0574

Maui Resources

  • Child & Family Services - 808- 877-9888

  • Parents and Children Together - 808-244-2330

  • Women Helping Women - 808-579-9581

Lāna'i Resources

  • Women Helping Women - 808-563-0216

  • Parents and Children Together - 808-565-9191

Moloka'i Resource

  • Community Service Council (Alternative to Violence Program) - 808-553-3244

  • Moloka'i Community Health Center - 808-553-5038